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  • Eva Marie stands in front of a low-dose CT scan machine. The Cancer Moonshot: Ending cancer as we know it
    September 20, 2018  |  Deborah P. Brown
    The American Lung Association has been proud to stand with the Biden Cancer Initiative, focusing intently on our work to defeat lung cancer.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • Randy walking on a sidewalk with oxygen therapy Behind the Scenes at the American Lung Association's Oxygen Therapy Video Shoot
    August 23, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    In the fall of 2017, the American Lung Association embarked on a large project to develop resources for people facing pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a disease that causes scarring in the lungs.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • The Challenge of Diagnosing IPF
    August 14, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    A patient complaining of cough and shortness of breath sits on the exam table. A healthcare provider takes out their stethoscope and listens to their lungs.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • Nurse giving asthma MDI to youth On the Frontlines of Asthma Care
    July 17, 2018  |  Jill Heins-Nesvold, MS
    Since 2010, I've had the immense pleasure in leading and working with members of the American Lung Association Lung Health Promotion team across the country to implement our Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma program. To date, our teams have worked with over 300 primary care clinics in 10 states to implement a 10-step quality improvement program to help support asthma management and care for children.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • LUNG FORCE Walk participants Joining the Cause at LUNG FORCE Walks
    July 12, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    "We're here to help patients and advocate for clinical research and clinical trials," said Nicole Muraca, an AbbVie employee and LUNG FORCE Walk participant at the Rhode Island LUNG FORCE Walk on Saturday, June 16. AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, is focused on delivering transformative advances in treatment across some of the most debilitating and widespread cancers.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • Cover image for American Lung Association's State of the Air report with family flying kite. 'State of the Air': Most Polluted Cities, Then and Now
    April 30, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    For 19 years, the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report has tracked air quality across America, chronicling our nation's progress in making our air cleaner and healthier. Over the years, the report has celebrated the reduction of harmful air pollution to the Clean Air Act.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Impact,
  • Group of LUNG FORCE volunteers Celebrating Volunteer Excellence: Dr. Amy Chuang
    April 16, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    It's often said that the reason volunteers aren't paid is because their contributions are priceless. Nothing could better describe our thousands of dedicated volunteers all across the country. The American Lung Association was founded by volunteers (in fact, we're the nation's first voluntary health organization), and volunteers remain a vibrant, energizing force in our organization.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • 2018 LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day group photo Advocacy Day 2018 - Uniting Together to Defeat Lung Cancer
    March 23, 2018  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    When the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative first issued the Women’s Lung Health Barometer in 2014, we were startled to learn that only 1 percent of women listed lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of women, as a top-of-mind health concern.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • Female scientist looking into a microscope Scientists, Leaders and Mentors: Advancing Women's Careers in Clinical Research
    March 15, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    When Anne Dixon, M.D., first started working with the American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network in 2001 as a junior investigator, she went to her first steering committee meeting with an idea for a study.
    Related Topics:  Impact, Research, Science,
  • Early Diagnosis: The stage at which someone is diagnosed with lung cancer varies by state. New LUNG FORCE "State of Lung Cancer" 2018 Report Looks at the Toll of Lung Cancer Across the Country
    March 2, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Every three and a half minutes, someone in the U.S. will die from lung cancer, accounting for about one in four cancer deaths. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 18.1 percent - much lower than those for many other common cancers, making lung cancer the leading cause of cancer deaths in the country. Why is diagnosing and treating lung cancer so complex?
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE, Impact,
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